Keynote Speaker

Accidental Entrepreneurship: How a Simple Notebook Changed the Course of My Life

Mica May

Mica May is the Founder and CEO of May Designs. May Designs is a lifestyle brand selling beautiful, customizable things that make every day a little more lovely. The flagship product is the May Book, a simple notebook that can be customized to reflect each customer’s style; it lays flat and fits nicely in your purse. This idea came about by accident when design clients began taking notice of the signature notebooks that Mica brought to meetings. She capitalized on the momentum of interest and switched her focus from graphic design to perfecting a physical product. Some grassroots PR effort landed a feature on Good Morning America which catapulted her tiny hobby into a national brand. May Designs has now been featured by Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Mica is excited to see May Designs grow and expand into new product lines and markets, while always striving to find the perfect balance between running a business, and being a wife to her husband and mother of her three young kids. The May Designs studio is proud to call Austin, TX it’s home.